Monday, March 25, 2013

Traditions, good or bad? A Palm Sunday Sermon on its True Meaning

Palm Sunday, 2013

Iron Faith Fellowship

Pastor Randy Scott

Matthew 21: 9 - Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed [Jesus entering Jerusalem] cried out, saying:

"Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!

"Hosanna in the highest!"

HOSANNA is the Latin form of a Hebrew word meaning "save, rescue, deliver" and possibly "savior". It has also been interpreted as "save, I pray" (see Psalm 118:25).

Matthew 21

English Standard Version (ESV)

The Triumphal Entry

21 Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and he will send them at once.” This took place to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet, saying,
“Say to the daughter of Zion,
‘Behold, your king is coming to you,
    humble, and mounted on a donkey,
    on a colt,[a] the foal of a beast of burden.’”
The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and put on them their cloaks, and he sat on them. Most of the crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, “Hosanna tothe Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!” 10 And when he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred up, saying, “Who is this?” 11 And the crowds said, “This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee.”

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